The Department of Philosophy in Barama College was established in the year 1971. Initially, the department was at the pre-degree level, and in 1974, it was introduced at the degree level. It obtained approval to introduce philosophy as an honours course in 1996, and since then the department has produced a number of graduates in philosophy. The department of philosophy tries to provide its students with a wide variety of interesting courses that address moral issues to attain socially good moral values. Philosophy being the most practical course of study, the department tries to impart skills that will be useful in practical life. The study of philosophy will enable one to think carefully, critically, and clearly, take a logical approach to addressing challenging questions and examining hard issues, reason well, evaluate the reasoning of others, and discuss sensibly.
The department of philosophy has a philosophical society, namely "Philosophica" for imparting knowledge of philosophy and popularizing philosophy as a subject among the students. The society publishes a wall magazine, "Philosophica" every six months and a journal every year.
Initially, the department was looked after by the founder principal, Satish Ch. Das, M.A. who retired in 1994 as a principal of the college. Thereafter, the following teachers in the department offered dedicated service to the department: At present, there are three full-time teachers and one part-time teacher in the department.
|Name of the teacher||Year of joining|
|Hirendra Kr. Sarma (Retired)||1973|
|Mrs. Latika Hazarika (Retired)||1974|
|Mrs. Marami Choudhury (Left and joined in City College)||1996|
|Mr. Tapan Deka||2007|
|Mr. Sanjay Baro||2009|
|Mr. Pranab Kalita||2011|
|Miss. Karabi Sarma (Part-time )||2023|
Evaluative Report of the Department of Philosophy
|Name of the Department||Philosophy|
|Introduction of B.A.|| Pass Course - 1976|
Major Course - 1984
|Name of Course/ Programme offered||( B.A. Honours and B.A. General)|
|Higher Secondary||H.S. 1st Yr. and H.S. 2nd Yr.|
|1||Tapan Deka (HoD)||M.A., M.Phil.||Asstt. Prof.||16||Logic|
|2||Sanjay Baro||M.A.||Asstt. Prof.||14||Logic|
|3||Pranab Kalita||M.A., M.Phil||Asstt. Prof.||12||Indian Approach|
|4||Karabi Sarma||M.A.||Asstt.Prof.(Part Time)||-||Philosophy of science|